Goodmorning dear ones, how are you doing in your part of the world? In the Netherlands things start to loosen up a little. The following text is copied from the Government website: The Netherlands’ approach is aimed at keeping the virus under control as much as possible in order to protect vulnerable groups and make sure the healthcare system can cope. Thanks to people complying with the measures, the situation has improved since March. The figures show a positive trend. This means we are past the first phase of the outbreak. Now we can move step by step towards enjoying more freedom in the ‘1.5-metre society’. The government will start by relaxing restrictions at local or neighbourhood level. That will not make public spaces much busier. The government will then relax restrictions at regional level and finally at national level. First small gatherings will be allowed, and later larger gatherings, so that everything remains as manageable and orderly as possible. Restrictions can only be lifted if the virus remains under control. If circumstances require, any decision to relax measures can be reversed.
Last week, however, the ‘relaxion of the restrections’ led to crowds in parks and shopping streets; as positive as the above seems it may turn out to be a mistake to lift restrictions already… I’m afraid there’s a second virus-wave coming and it may be here sooner than one thinks… I still stay at home as much as possible. My friend Lena Schreijenberg – who takes those wonderful photos – does so too, she goes out for long walks at dawn when everyone is still sleeping and that’s why her photos don’t show any people.
stuiven verraderlijk mooi
over de stranden
|large flakes of foam blow
over our beaches
The seafoam may look wonderful, it can be dangerous too. Last week five young men died because of it…
I submit this haiku to Recuerda Mi Corazon where our lovely hostess Rebecca brings us all together to share a haiku on Friday: Haiku my Heart
While a storm blew over my island, I created up a storm inside my atelier…
The Chronicles of Marit 2020 – Week 19
At the bottom is a little note-card that came with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, my son and daughter-in-law send to me for Mother’s Day and I received the postcard from my friend Mandy, a beautiful photo of old books ‘because you miss your work at the Zeeuws Archief‘ Ain’t that sweet?! I stuck a plastic pocket to the page to keep the postcard. Here’s how it looks when taken out.
There’s a creative project (or two) waiting on my desk so I won’t get bored this weekend, I hope you find something nice to do too. Relax, stay healthy and stay safe!